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Poster: /pushkar Date: Dec 17, 2002 5:30am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: miss the days of

A lot of people and I also believe Jon said that the disk head cant get to all those many places all at once so the speeds you'll get are in bursts. I'm sure someone can fill you in on the technical details. I know I pull a steady 20-25KB through the archive ftp.


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Poster: akb Date: Dec 19, 2002 3:52am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: miss the days of

I believe the IA etree servers use software RAID. From what I've seen there is CPU starvation so hardware RAID cards could help with that, they're very economical.

If the IO bottleneck is actually the disks then one either needs to buy better drives or increase the ratio of drive spindles to total storage. I've heard people have good results with 8 channel IDE RAID cards, SCSI is the more traditional way to scale in this way.

This post was modified by akb on 2002-12-19 11:52:34